Monticello Inaugural Bike Fest – March 20-21, 2015

Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, the town of Monticello and the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Bike Fest where cyclists can come and ride on beautiful canopied roads with rolling hills and spectacular scenery in Jefferson County. Bicycle enthusiasts can enjoy farmland and historic plantations; make reservations at the town’s Bed and Breakfasts and meet cyclists from various parts of Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

This inaugural Bike Fest will have plenty of fun and opportunity for all ages and levels of cyclists. The event includes a 10-miles Family Fun ride; a 30-miles Out & Back ride; a 60-miles Metric ride and a 100-miles Century ride. Routes will include fully-supported rest stops and custom jerseys will be available for purchase.

The festivities begin on Friday afternoon with a Photo Scavenger Hunt downtown followed by a lasagna dinner and guest speaker, Tracy Draper, who will share experiences about a recent cross country bike ride. From there you can mingle with guests at a cocktail party at the historic Avera-Clarke B&B just one block from where dinner is served.

The main event begins early Saturday morning with registration starting at 6 a.m., followed by a light breakfast. At 7 a.m., the first riders will start on their designated route and by 11 a.m., all riders will finish up at the Chamber where they can enjoy a Southern-style lunch that will offer plenty of opportunity for socializing to talk over the day’s events.

The Monticello Chamber of Commerce invites you to come and participate in this inaugural event that promises fun for the entire family with a special kind of Vendor Village that will be full of Monticello flavor.



Bike Fest Itinerary

FRIDAY, March 20

2:00-6:00 p.m. – Check in/Walk up Registration at the Chamber/Vendor Village
4:00-5:30 p.m. – Scavenger Hunt by Bike (starts and ends at the Chamber)
6:00-7:00 p.m. – Pasta dinner at the Methodist Church (across from Chamber) FREE, featuring guest speaker, Tracy Draper, Ride Across USA at 6:30 p.m./Door Prizes
7:00-9:00 p.m. – Mix & Mingle Cocktail Hour at the Avera-Clarke House (one block from the church). Sponsored in part by Higher Ground Bicycle Company.

SATURDAY, March 21

6:00-10:00 a.m. – Registration/Check in at the Chamber
Light breakfast items/Vendors booths open until 4 p.m.
7:00 a.m. – Century Ride start
(Pre-ride announcements start at 6:45 a.m.)
8:00 a.m. – Metric Century Ride start
9:00 a.m. – 30 Miler Out & Back start
10:00 a.m. – Family Fun Ride start (10 miles)
11:00 a.m. – Southern-style lunch served inside the Chamber
(Additional guests may join lunch for $7)

Registration Fees

Century (100 miles)
Jan 16 – Mar 15 Current Price $45
Mar 16 – Mar 20 $50
Metric (60 miles)
Includes event t-shirt (must register by March 6th for t-shirt)
Jan 16 – Mar 15 Current Price $45
Mar 16 – Mar 20 $50
Half-Metric (30 miles)
Includes event t-shirt (must register by March 6th for t-shirt)
Jan 16 – Mar 15 Current Price $45
Mar 16 – Mar 20 $50
Family Ride (10 miles)
(Must be at least 12 years of age or older & accompanied by an adult)
Event t-shirt available for $10
Dec 1 – Mar 20 Current Price $10

• Pricing for walk up registration is $50 for century, metric and 30 miler; $15 for family fun ride

To register for the event or to learn more information visit


contact Tracy Draper at or contact the Monticello Chamber of Commerce at (850) 997-5552.

Monticello Chamber of Commerce
420 Washington St., Monticello, FL 32344
(850) 997-5552